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Aeschylus

[es-kuh-luh s or, esp. British, ee-skuh-] /ˈɛs kə ləs or, esp. British, ˈi skə-/
noun
1.
525–456 b.c, Greek poet and dramatist.
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Aeschylean
[es-kuh-lee-uh n or, esp. British, ee-skuh-] /ˌɛs kəˈli ən or, esp. British, ˌi skə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Aeschylus

/ˈiːskələs/
noun
1.
?525–?456 bc, Greek dramatist, regarded as the father of Greek tragedy. Seven of his plays are extant, including Seven Against Thebes, The Persians, Prometheus Bound, and the trilogy of the Oresteia
Derived Forms
Aeschylean (ˌiːskəˈliːən) adjective
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Aeschylus

Greek Aiskhylos, Athenian soldier, poet, and playwright, Father of Tragedy (525-456 B.C.E.).

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Aeschylus [(es-kuh-luhs)]

An ancient Greek poet, often considered the founder of tragedy. He was the first of the three great Greek authors of tragedies, preceding Sophocles and Euripides.

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